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Awards season is kicking off this weekend and you’re about to see a lot of black dresses on the Golden Globes red carpet. Why? Many, if not most, women in Hollywood are coming together to protest sexual harassment and gender inequality in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Just imagine it: a sea of black on the red carpet. The message will be powerful.
And now that the Golden Globes 2018 nominations are out, we know who will be gracing the red carpet, from the likes of Nicole Kidman and Claire Foy to Emma Stone and Margot Robbie. But what will they wear?
While dress releases won’t go out until the night, with the dress code in mind, I’ve selected some designer options that I could definitely see the following A-Listers wearing.
There’s no doubt about it, Nicole Kidman never gets it wrong on the red carpet. From fabulous bow Valentino dresses (Oscars circa 2007) to Dior ballerina style tutu dresses (Cannes 2017), the actress knows how to dress for her shape no matter what. She’s also true to her favourite brands, never straying too far from Dior and Chanel at any given time.
The Christian Dior dress, as seen at Haute Couture Fashion Week in July 2017, features a full skirt and nipped-in waist, a classic style Nicole wears a lot (see the Calvin Klein dress she wore to the 2017 Emmys). However, she’s not afraid to be a bit more daring, which is why I picked the floaty feather number from Chanel’s Couture show.
Emma Stone quite simply ruled the red carpet last awards season, mostly taking inspiration from her role in La La Land, with gowns paying homage to Hollywood’s golden days. Her star-print powder pink Valentino gown at last year’s Golden Globes was pure perfection, while the gold Givenchy dress she wore at the Oscars deserved its own award.
Seeing Emma’s penchant for all things embellished and glamorous, a black sequin Elie Saab ballgown is something she would definitely love, and it’s got just the right amount of sass thanks to a low neckline. When she’s not shimmering from head-to-toe, Emma also likes a structured dress with clean lines, so she would look great in the puffy-sleeved Lanvin dress seen at Paris Fashion Week. Plus it’s a brand the actress loves.
No surprises here, but Claire Foy is up for an award for her portrayal of the Queen in The Crown. And while the show’s costume season 2 costumes are brilliant, the actress’ red carpet give them a run for their money. For starters, she wears a lot of Erdem, which we like to think is because she wants to support UK brands, a move Her Majesty would approve of. You also can’t go wrong with a floaty floral design.
So Claire wearing Erdem at the Globes is a distinct possibility, and she would look great in this black and gold floral gown from the designer’s SS18 collection. The actress likes to keep things demure with long sleeves, and this Monique Lhuillier frock from Haute Couture Fashion Week is just the right side of regal, though she would probably have it altered to full length.
Margot Robbie has been nominated for her portrayal of Olympic skater Tonya Harding in I, Tonya, and call it a coincidence, but her latest red carpet looks have been a bit of a throwback to the late 80s, early 90s, when the big scandal happened. Like the spaghetti strap gold Versace gown she chose for the LA premiere of the film.
With that in mind, I think she’d love this Gucci number, fresh off the Milan Fashion Week Catwalk. That said, Margot does like to mix things up a bit, sometimes wearing a suit on the red carpet, and she’d wear this Giorgio Armani suit (one of her favourite brands), well.
Millie Bobby Brown
It would’ve been a crime for Millie Bobby Brown not to be nominated for her amazing performance as Eleven in Stranger Things season two. So I’m pleased she got the nod, but also because it means she can surprise us all on the red carpet. Being a teenager still experimenting with her style, she always has lots of fun with her looks, which can be anything from girly tutus and heels to punky suits with trainers.
I can see Millie wearing this sweet prom-style from the Rodarte couture show, but she would look equally great in this edgy strapless Oscar de la Renta gown, worn with Converse high tops of course.
It’s been a while since Angelina Jolie has hit the red carpet, but with the foreign film she directed, First They Killed My Father, being nominated, there is a good chance she’ll make an appearance. She has worn a lot of black in the past, usually sticking to the same sort of styles, like strapless ballgowns (who can forget THAT Oscars dress) and long-sleeved column dresses.
She pretty much always wears custom Atelier Versace on the red carpet, but for the sake of mixing things up a bit, I’ve gone for two other designers she occasionally wears, namely Ralph & Russo and Jenny Packham. The first dress, as seen on the catwalk at the Couture show, ticks a lot of boxes, with the bodice making it a bit more exciting. Angie does love plunging necklines though, so the sequin Jenny Packham is also a great choice.
Michelle Williams has been nominated for her role in All The Money In The World, and while I’ll bet a lot of money that she will bring her BFF Busy Phillips, it’s a little trickier to predict what she’ll wear. In the past, she’s worn everything from flapper-style lace Chanel dresses to more daring Louis Vuitton sequin minis.
Talking of Vuitton, Michelle is of course the face of the brand, and has worn it countless times on the red carpet. She would suit this short dress from the SS18 show, which would look cute with her gamine haircut and strappy heels. However, my all-time favourite look of hers was the yellow Vera Wang Oscars dress, so I’d love to see her in this style from the designer’s SS18 collection.